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Special Collections: Guide to the Stephen Edwin King Papers


Summary Information:

Collection Title: Stephen Edwin King Papers
Date of Collection: 1968 -
Box Numbers: Box 718, 1005 - 1019a & 2283 - 2327 & 2692 - 2703
Quantity:  74 boxes

Administrative Information:

Provenance: Gift of Stephen King, over a period from 1976 -
Access Restrictions: This collection is restricted; please contact the Special Collections Department for details.
Preferred Citation: Stephen Edwin King Papers, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine
Copyright: Contact department for copyright information

For Additional Information:
Special Collections Department
University of Maine
5729 Fogler Library
Orono, Maine 04469-5729
(207) 581 1686

Biographical Information:

Stephen King is a well known American author. He was born in Portland, Maine in 1947 and lived with his family in Indiana and Connecticut before settling in Durham, Maine at age 11. He is a graduate of the University of Maine, Class of 1970, and he received an honorary doctorate in 1987. While a student at the University of Maine, he met Old Town, Maine native, Tabitha Spruce (while working in Fogler Library). They were married in 1971, and have raised three children. The Kings have two Maine homes, one in Bangor and one in the western Maine town of Center Lovell.

Contents:

Papers, Screenplays, & Dailies, Manuscripts, Galley proofs, Correspondence.
Notes on Arrangement:
The collection is as it came from Stephen King’s office.

Arrangement:

Arranged by story.

Finding Aid:

Box 718

Carrie.
Typescript  manuscript.
Second draft.
Third draft.
Final galley.
Foundry proof.

Box 1005

The Stand.
Original typescript
Second draft
Final galley
Foundry proof

Box 1005a 

The Stand.
Revised proof
Correction pages
Photoreproduction of typescript
Manuscript
Revised typescript - complete version

Box 1005b

The Stand
Revised proof
Galleys
Correction pages
Second Draft
Photoreproduction of second Draft
Proof

Box 1005b

The Stand
Moviescript
Typescript- 3 copies
Screenplay

Box 1006

Night Shift
Original typescript
Final galley
Foundry proof

'Children of the Corn' 

Manuscript 

“Trucks”

Screenplay

Box 1007

The Dead Zone
Original manuscript
Photoreproduction of typescript
Typescript

Box 1008

The Shining
Original manuscript
Final galley 
Foundry proof
Typescript entitled “The Shine”
Photoreproduction of manuscript

Box 1008a

The Shining
Typescript
Photoreproduction of manuscript

Box 1009

Jerusalem’s Lot
Original manuscript
Correction pages
Galleys
Typescript

Box 1010

Original typescripts
The Aftermath
And Sometimes They Come Back
Blaze
Book Reviews (2)
The Bogeyman
Charlie
Culch
The Ideal, Genuine Writer:  A Forenote
I Hate Mondays
The Ledge
The Monkey
Nightmare in the Sky
Paranoid/A Chant
Second Coming
Sword in the Darkness
They Bite (screenplay)
Time in a Glass that Ran 
Untitled (novel)
Untitled (screenplay)
Your Kind of Place 

Box 1011

Correspondence

Box 1012

The Blue Air Compressor Typescript
The Boys of Summer Photo-reproduction
The Boys of Summer Typescript
But Only the Darkness Loves Me Typescript (by Steve and Joseph King)
The Cat From Hell Published Photo-reproduction
Chattery Teeth Original Manuscript
Comb Dump Typescript
Comb Dump Typescript
Crouch End Published Photo-reproduction
Crouch End Typescripts
CV Typescript
Dedication Typescript (2 copies)
Dedication Typescript
The Doctor's Case Typescript
The Doctor's Case Typescript
Dolan's Cadillac Photo-reproduction
The End of the Whole Mess Typescript
The End of the Whole Mess Typescript
It Grows on You Photo-reproduction (Fall 1973)
History Lesson Typescript
Home Delivery Typescript
Home Delivery Typescript
The House on Maple Street Typescript/ Office File Copy (S.K's office)
The Ideal Man Galley
The Ideal Man Galley
Imaginary Places Typescript
Loon Call Typescript (2 Copies)
The Man in the Black Suit Typescript
Mobius Typescript
The Moving Finger Typescript
My Pretty Pony Typescript
My Pretty Pony typescript
Nightmares in the Sky Typescript
The Night of the Tiger Published Photo-reproduction
Popsy Typescript
The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson Typescript
The Shepherd and His Flock Typescript
Sneakers Typescript (4 copies)
Sneakers Typescript
Sorry Right Number Teleplay/ Final Shooting
Squad D Typescript
Suffer the Little Children Typescript (1972)
Suffer the Little Children Published Issue in Cavalier
That Feeling You Can Only Say What it is in French Original Manuscript/ First Draft
Umney's Last Case Typescript (2 copies)
The Way Station Typescript
Will Be Necessary to Stop the Weeds Published Photo-reproduction

Box 1013

Cujo
Typescript manuscript
Galley
Original manuscript
Photoreproduction of typescript - 2 copies
Firestarter Foundry proof 
Creepshow

The Crate  

Published Photoreproduction

Box 1014

Pet Sematary
Typescript
Galleys
Photoreproduction of typescript
Edited manuscript
Typescript 
Correction pages

Box 1015

Christine 
Typescript manuscript
Galleys
Edited manuscript
Photoreproduction of edited manuscript
Revised Stagescript

Box 1016

Skeleton Crew
Galleys
Photoreproduction of typescript
Edited typescript

‘The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet’

 Manuscript

“The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet”

Typescript

“The Ballad of  the Flexible Bullet”

Typescript

“Here, There be Tygers”

Published Typescript

“Here, There be Tygers”

Published Photoreproduction

“The Jaunt”

Typescript

“The Monkey”

Typescript

“Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut”

Typescript

“Paraniod: A Chant”

Typescript

“Paraniod: A Chant”

Typescript

“The Reach”

Typescript

“Uncle Otto’s Truck”

Typescript

Box 1017

The Talisman 
Typescript
Photoreproduction of typescript
Correction pages

Box 1017a

The Talisman
Revised typescript
Typescript
Photoreproduction of typescript

Box 1017b

The Talisman
Galleys
Synopsis

Box 1018

Photocopies of contents of Box 1010

Box 1018 a

Bag of Bones
Typescript
Second Draft

Box 1019

Dark Half
Typescript manuscript
Galley 
Correction pages
Edited typescript
Typescript

Box 1019a

Dark Half
Photoreproduction of typescript - 3 copies  
Proof
Screenplay

Box 2283

Danse Macabre
Correction pages
Typescript
Master proof
Proofs

Box 2284

Danse Macabre
Original manuscript
Photoreproduction of manuscript

Box 2285

Dark Tower I - The Gunslinger
Manuscript
Photoreproduction of proof
Correction pages
3 Related Stories to Dark Tower

Box 2286

Dark Tower II - Drawing of Three
Correction pages
Manuscript - Draft I & II
Photoreproduction of typescript - 3 copies
Second Draft-Manuscript

Box 2287

Dark Tower III - The Waste Lands
Photoreproduction of typescript
Edited galley
Revised typescript
Final copy - in plastic 

Box 2287a

Dark Tower III- The Waste Lands
Original Manuscript
Typescript- 2 Copies

Box 2287b

Dark Tower IV- The Wizard and Glass Typescript- 2 Copies     

Box 2288

Desperation
Proofs - author’s editions, 1st & 2nd
Final typescript
Photoreproduction of typescript

Box 2289

Desperation
Typescript
Photoreproduction of edited typescript
Third Draft typescript
Final Copy typescript
Telescript

Box 2290

Different Seasons
Photoreproduction of typescript
Photo - composition proof - 2 copies
Correction pages

‘Apt Pupil’

typescript

‘The Body’

Photoreproduction of manuscript

‘Shawshank Redemption’

Original manuscript

Typescript

Box 2291

Dolores Claiborne
Typescript
Rough pages - author’s set
Photoreproduction of typescript
Uncorrected proof
Photoreproduction of typescript

Box 2292

The Eyes of the Dragon  
Manuscript
Photoreproduction of typescript
Typescript
Galley
Typescript - Final copy
Photographs
Four Past Midnight

‘Secret Window, Secret Garden’

      Typescript

      Photoreproduction of typescript

Box 2293

Four Past Midnight
Typescript
Photoreproduction of typescript

‘The Sun Dog’

Typescript

“The Langoliers”

Teleplay

“The Library Policemen”

Typescript

Typescript- incomplete

Box 2294

Gerald’s Game
Typescript
Revised proofs
Photoreproduction of typescript - Draft I, II, & IV
Galley

Box 2295

Gerald’s Game
Photoreproduction of typescript - 3 copies
Typescript
Edited Typescript
Uncorrected Proofs

Box 2296

Green Mile 
Photoreproduction of typescript

‘The Two Dead Girls’

Typescript

‘The Mouse on the Mile’

Typescript

‘Coffey’s Hands’

Typescript

‘The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix’

Typescript

‘Night Journey’

      Typescript

‘Coffey on the Mile’

     Typescript

“Two Dead Girls”

      Edited Typescript

Box 2296a 

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Second Final draft
Final Typescript
Hearts in Atlantis
Original Manuscript
Edited Photoreproduction

Box 2297

Insomnia
Typescript
Edited manuscript
Photoreproduction of typescript

Box 2298

Insomnia
Rough pages
Typescript
Uncorrected proofs
Proof
Book sample

Box 2298a

Insomnia  
Typescript- several copies
Edited Typescript

Box 2298b

Insomnia Typescript- 2 copies

Box 2299

It
Typescript
Galley
Correction pages
Edited photoreproduction of typescript

Box 2300

It
Photoreproduction of typescript
Photoreproduction of manuscript
Edited photoreproduction of typescript

Box 2301

It
Typescript
Correction pages
Screenplay

Box 2302

Langoliers   Photoreproduction of typescript - 2 copies

Box 2303

Misery 
Photoreproduction of typescript
Galley
Edited photoreproduction of typescript
Photoreproduction of typescript
Typescript

Box 2304

Misery
Typescript
Edited photoreproduction of typescript
Photoreproduction of typescript

Box 2305

The Napkins  
Typescript
Edited manuscript
Photoreproduction of typescript
Edited photoreproduction of typescript

Box 2306

Needful Things
Edited photoreproduction of typescript
Typescript
Revised proofs

Box 2307

Needful Things
Manuscript
Edited manuscript
Final copy - in plastic
Revised First Draft- Screenplay

Box 2308

Needful Things
Edited galley
Typescript
Galley
Photoreproduction of typescript

Box 2309

Nightmares and Dreamscapes
Revised proof
Edited book proof
Typescript
Miscellaneous

Box 2310

Nightmares and Dreamscapes
Rough pages
Photoreproduction of typescript
Typescript
“The Ten O’Clock People”
Correction pages

Box 2311

The Regulators 
Typescript
Galley
Proofs
Photoreproduction of typescript
Typescript
Telescript

Box 2312

Rose Madder
Typescript
Revised typescript
Photoreproduction of typescript
Binding copy
Final copy - in plastic

Box 2313

Thinner
Photoreproduction of typescript - 2 copies
Original manuscript
Revised typescript

Box 2314

The Tommyknockers
Correction pages
Manuscript - 2nd draft
Photoreproduction of typescript
Revised section of typescript
Revised photoreproduction of typescript
Typescript - missing pages
Parts I and II Teleplay

Box 2315

Miscellaneous

‘The Bachman Books’

First pass proof

‘Cycle of the Werewolf’

Typescript

Original manuscript

‘Dolan’s Cadillac’

Correction pages

‘George D. X. McArdle’

Original manuscript

‘The Running Man’

Manuscript

Box 2316

Screenplays

‘Cat’s Eye’

Draft I, II, III, & Final 

Miscellaneous

‘Creepshow’

Draft I & II

Revised pages

Miscellaneous

‘Creepshow II’

2nd draft

‘Children of the Corn’

2nd draft

‘Christine’

2nd draft

Cujo

Draft I & II

Revised draft

Final draft

Original draft

Box 2317

Screenplays

‘Dead Zone’

Draft I & II

Revised draft

Final draft

“The Golden Years”

Telescript Episode I - VI

‘Graveyard Shift’

1st draft

‘Mangler’

1st draft

‘Maximum Overdrive’

Shot cards

Final draft - 2 bound copies

Box 2318

Screenplays

‘Night Shift’

1st draft

‘Pet Sematary’

1st draft

Revised draft

Original draft

‘The Shining’

1st draft

‘The Shotgunners’

Draft I & II

First Draft

‘Silver Bullet’

Draft I, II, III, IV & Final

‘Sleepwalkers’

2nd draft

Box 2318 A

‘The Stand’ Draft I, II, III, & IV
“The Storm of the Century”   Movie Script Nights I - III
‘Thinner’ 1st draft
‘Trucks’ 1st draft

Box 2319

Dailies

Golden Years

Reels 102 - 143

Box 2320

Dailies

Golden Years

Reels 144 - 402

Box 2321

Dailies

Golden Years

Reels 403 - 613

Box 2322

Dailies

Golden Years

Reels 702 - 713

Miscellaneous

Box 2323

Dailies

Langoliers

Reels 11 - 202

Box 2324

Dailies

Langoliers

Reels 204 - 223

Box 2325

Dailies

Thinner

Reels 1 - 121

Box 2326

Dailies

Thinner

 Reels 122 - 272

Box 2327

Dailies Miscellaneous
‘Rose Madder’
Miniseries of ‘It’
‘Thinner’
‘The Stand'

Box 2692

Dailies The Stand

Box 2693

Dailies The Stand

Box 2694

Dailies The Stand

Box 2695

Dailies The Stand

Box 2696

Dailies Storm of the Century

Box 2697

Dailies Storm of the Century

Box 2698

Dailies The Shining: Mini Series

Box 2699

Dailies The Shining: Mini Series

Box 2700

Dailies The Shining: Mini Series

Box 2701

Dailies
Thinner
Dolores Claiborne
Tommyknockers

Miscellaneous

      The X Files

      Renovations of King’s House

      Womens Basketball Game

Box 2702

The Body or the Fall of Innocence Synopsis/ Editorial
Creepy Tapes for Halloween Article
The Dreaded X Typescript Editorial
The Dreaded X Typescript Editorial
Great Hookers I Have Known Typescript Editorial
Guilty Pleasures Article(4 copies)
High School Horrors Editorial
How "IT" Happened Typescript and cover pages
Imagery and the Third Eye Typescript Synopsis
The Importance of Being Forry Typescript Synopsis
Mighty John Marshall and the Death of Rock n' Roll Typescript Article
The Nightmare Boom of ' 79 Typescript
Politics of Limited Editions Typescript
Ray Bradbury Stories Typescript Review
Some Irish Stories Typescript Article ( 2 copies)
That Stuff Typescript Reaction Editorial
Tots and Terror Typescript Synopsis
The Triple Whammy Typescript Article
Why I Chose Batman Editorial
Why I was Bachman Editorial
Why I was Bachman Editorial
Why I Blurb Books Editorial
You are Here Because You Want the Real Thing Published Photo-reproduction Article
Why We Crave Horror Movies Article
   
Prime Evil:  
New Stories by the Masters of Modern Horror by many authors including King
Under Cover of Darkness by many authors including King (short stories)
Miscellaneous Folder  
  The New York Times Review of Schnooks: A Catalogue of Ads
  Top Popular Records of 1950
  Top Popular Records of 1960
  One (a short story)  2 copies
  Chapter I: the Tennis club ( one page story)
  A Short Story( starts on pg.11 ends on 17)
  The Eyewitness of a Murder/ Chapter II
  Tommyknockers (part of a script 4 loose pgs.)
  Introduction (one page)
  One Page of movie script ( no title)
  Imaginary Places ( last page)
  One Page of an editorial on the obscenity referendum.
Miscellaneous Folder One page of a letter to Stephen King
  One page of a letter (last half) to S. K. from Susan
Miscellaneous Folder a letter from peter Schneider for S. K.
  a faxed page to S. K. from C.
  A day and A Night World (no author)
One on One By Tabitha King
One on One  By Tabitha King
Creepshow II: Synopsis by George A. Romero
Children of Tomorrow By Naomi King
The Bone Men By Joe Eastman/ written by Joe King
Journal kept by King  
A Mind of Winter by James Sprouse
The Talisman (folder in Box 1017b) synopsis
A letter from Stephen King  
Sketches of Scenes from various books  
Letter from Charles McGrath to S. K.  
Undone By Michael Kimball
The X-Files One Breath - Episode 8/ by Glen Morgan and James Wong
  The Host - Episode 2/ by Chris Carter
  Home - Episode 3/ by Glen Morgan and James Wong
  Irresistible - Episode 13/ By Chris Carter
Letter from Dan Simmons to S. K.  
New York Yankees Scorebook and Souvenir Program  

Box 2703   

Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King Foreword by S. K. / Introduction by Peter Straub
The Work of Stephen King By Michael R. Collings
The Films of Stephen King by Michael R. Collings
The Annotated Guide to Stephen King  
A Primary and Secondary Bibliography of the Works of America's Premier Horror Writer By Michael R. Collings
Stephen King in The Maine Campus By Michael R. Collings
The Shorter Works of Stephen King By Michael R. Collings and David A. Engebretson
An Article on Stephen King By and Unknown professor from the University of Maine
Beyond the Kittery Bridge: Stephen Kings Maine By Burton Hatlen

 

Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at spc@umit.maine.edu or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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